Can you tell the difference between CD and Vinyl

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by DJ COSHH, May 7, 2007.

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Which one is the CD

  1. Sample A is the CD

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  2. Sample B is the CD

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    84.6%
  1. DJ COSHH

    DJ COSHH Active Member

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    Can you tell the difference between CD's and Vinyl. There is two clips of Ed Rush & Optical's - DNA. One is a CD and one is vinyl. Which one is which? And which one sounds better? They are both recorded at the same level, and are not equalised at all. They have both been converted in 320kbps MP3's so it should be pretty fair.

    Sample A: http://www.sendspace.com/file/c1s8vv
    Stream: http://www.zshare.net/audio/a-mp3-fss.html

    Sample B: http://www.sendspace.com/file/9jei52
    Stream: http://www.zshare.net/audio/b-mp3-jbf.html
     
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  2. 03bintls

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    i personally think B is the CD. Yet I prefer the sound of sample A - the hi frequencies arent as pronounced. interesting though....
     
  3. Thrawn 6.7

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    I think sample B is the CD. The fact that you've had to run a cable from your mixer to the PC has slightly quietened the sound. I may be wrong, you may have played the CD from your CD deck but it sounds like you put it straight in your computer, hence the loudness and slightly better clarity. I'm no expert though... :kermit:
     
  4. DJ COSHH

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    Both recorded onto laptop via my mixer. So i could set level. Levels where exactly the same on both. So any heighten clarity is from the source as apposed to having different levels.

    Which one do you think sounds better though?
     
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  5. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Sorry mate but you won't convince the CD haters, they'll just say that the mp3 ruined the vinyl sound, the 'warmth' that they can hear at 120 dbs whilst pissed with flashing lights going off around them.
     
  6. DJ COSHH

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    Ha ha. I know the will pick any reason. Another thing I notice with a CD (99% of the time I play from original CD's not mp3) is that the level is always more steady. I can set the level with vinyl and every so often I will get a peak flash up on the kick, or when it comes back in at the beginning of a phrase, but this is not the case with CD's. Nothing to worry about but I hate to see any of my red light's flash up, Green is good, well yellow :teeth:.
     
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  7. Triple M

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    Ha!

    Nice thread!
     
  8. Thrawn 6.7

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    I would have to say that B sounds better but it's a tough call.
     
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    mmmm i m gonna say b being the cd sounds more mechanical
    if that makes any sense:confused:
     
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    intesting thread B is the cd it has a sharper sound
     
  11. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Some of you lot, if you had the money, would be audiophiles spending 1000s of quid ON cables and swearing that they can hear the difference.
     
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    with decent kit cables make all the difference!
     
  13. DJ COSHH

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    Bump before I tell you which ones which. Only the streamed links are still alive!!